Well I am 2 years into my PhD at Clemson and its time for me to embark on the first big milestone, the qualifier. The past month has been spent researching, pulling articles, reading articles, and writing. I am about 50% of the way done with my writing and have about 50 more articles to pull to fill in the gaps in my literature search. My goal is to finish writing by the end of August so I can go on vacation for 2-3 weeks and return refreshed, edited, and ready to put my presentation together for my oral exam.
I will probably not blog again until I head to Michigan for vacation and then I will try and update when I am not sailing around Lake Michigan.
Wish me luck and I will try and catch up on reading all of your blogs when I can spare a few moments.